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Welcome to the website of Eastbourne Catholic Churches.
Here you can find information about the following churches in Eastbourne

  • Our Lady of Ransom
  • St Agnes
  • St Gregory

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Church Opening Times

Our Lady of Ransom church is open for private prayer 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Saturday and 11:00am – 5:00pm Sunday
(except when there are funerals or other private services – see newsletter for details).
St Agnes Church is open for private prayer 10:00am – 11:00am every Saturday from November 21st.

Restarting of Masses
With the end of lockdown measures, we are able to resume Masses starting Thursday December 3rd, but of course keeping the same measures of social distancing, wearing masks and sadly no congregational singing. The times will be the same as the last few months:

Our Lady of Ransom church:

Day Morning Evening
Saturday 6:00pm
Sunday 9:15 & 11:30am 5:30pm
Monday 6:30pm
Tuesday
Wednesday 11:00am
Thursday 11:00am
Friday Adoration & Confessions 11-12

Plus the Rorate Mass each Friday at 6:30am.

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St Gregory’s church:

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 9:30am

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St Agnes church:

Day Morning Evening
Sunday 11:15am

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Sunday Mass Live Streaming

Mass will be streamed live every Sunday at 9:15am.
Click the YouTube button below to watch live at mass time, or at any time to watch previous masses:

You can also watch previous masses on the mass live streaming page.
Permission to stream the copyright music in this liturgy obtained from OneLicense (Licence A-633390)

Hymns for First Sunday of Advent

You can view the readings for the masses at https://universalis.com/mass.htm
A copy of the Mass Responses sheet is available here: Mass Responses Sheet

If you are unable to watch at mass time you are encouraged to pray using this sheet: When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

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Newsletter
Click Here for the Latest Parish Newsletter
We have been sending out the Weekly Newsletter to Sick/Housebound/elderly or anyone without accessible internet connection. If you know of anyone who may not be on our list and would like to be, please let Mary from the parish Office know by email: eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk. She will check if they are already on the list and if not, they will be added.

Link to the Newsletter Page with previous newsletters.

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Virtual Offertory
You can donate to the parish through the Diocese Virtual Offertory: justgiving.com/campaign/parishoffertory
Click on the button below. Be sure to specify the church and town for your donation, in the ‘message of support’.

Gift Aid / Donations
The Gift Aid envelopes can be collected from Our Lady of Ransom Church at mass times – please give your Gift Aid number to the Steward as you enter the church and your box will be ready to pick up as you leave. Alternatively, if you wish to make a Gift Aided donation at other times please post your envelope through the parish office door clearly writing your name and Gift Aid number on the envelope.
Non Gift aided donations to the offertory and the priests can be made in the same way.
If you want to continue donating to the Parish, whether Gift aided or not, please consider setting up a bank standing order. Forms are available here. Please post your completed form through the parish office door.

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Sr Mary Rose prepares a reflection (5-10 minutes) each week which families who are not able to attend Mass can access on line. This week Children’s Liturgy for the 1st Sunday of Advent with a Gospel Reflection and Prayers with Sister Mary Rose. Also an activity to make an Advent Tree with 25 Acts of Kindness.
Please follow the link:
https://youtu.be/V6QkypSRJeA.

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Alpha Online
For details, see the Alpha Online page or Download the Flyer

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Lumen Christi
Our group for Years 9-10 exploring faith on Zoom.
Now every SUNDAY, from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome! To sign up, please complete the Lumen Christi Enrolment form – word version or pdf version and return it to the Parish Office. For further details please click this link to email Nick Woodall

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Bishop Richard celebrated a Mass at OLR at 6.30pm on November 5th, for all those who have died in this extraordinary year. You can watch the stream of this mass on YouTube or the Live Streaming page.

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Baptisms, First Communion, Confirmations and Marriages – updated information:
We recognize that many people are not yet coming to Mass, with the uncertainty about Covid still hanging over us. So we cannot fix dates for all those who are waiting to celebrate sacraments, whilst some of them do not feel it is safe. However, if a family or a group of families feel ready to come to Mass again, let us know that you would like to discuss moving forward with the sacrament. Churches can now be open, but only at times when we have volunteers to steward the people who come. So for the time being these sacraments will happen at Mass. We plan to begin with people who had been preparing for baptism, first communion, confirmation and marriage before the lockdown in March. Due to the safety restrictions, we ask your understanding that we have to limit the number of guests you bring. We can give further details according to which sacrament you are preparing.
Information for new enquiries for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation can be found on the Sacraments page.

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Anti- Modern Slavery
18th October was Anti-Slavery Sunday. The diocese has been steadily building up its campaign against modern slavery, and in conjunction with this we have issued the first of what we hope to be regular updates on the current progress. The newsletter is on the new diocesan website and can be found here – Modern Slavery Newsletter Issue 1

You may have also seen the item in the regular e-bulletin from the diocese (You can sign up for it on the diocesan website – https://abdiocese.org.uk/diocese/news).

Our hope is to extend the number of people across the diocese who are aware of the tragedy of modern slavery that exists in our communities and we would ask you to especially make people aware in your parish. We hope as time progresses to be able to offer awareness sessions and would be keen to hear from you if you would like to host an event to raise awareness in your area at some point in the future. Please let Tessa Ricketts know on tessa.ricketts@abdiocese.org.uk Anyone else that you find who is interested in becoming a supporter and receiving regular updates can also contact Tessa to sign up. We welcome any suggestions you might have to help raise awareness across our diocese. Thank you.
David Farey – Chairman of the Diocesan Steering Group on Modern Slavery

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Supporting the Bereaved Course 2021
Around the Diocese many parishes are developing a bereavement befriending team, to accompany and support those experiencing grief and loss. They provide a vital service where people with a common faith can walk with others on this painful journey.
Do you feel that you are being called to this Ministry? Do you have a good ear for listening? Are you able to empathise with people? Are you able to maintain confidentiality?
If you feel drawn to supporting fellow parishioners, please speak to your Parish Priest about being considered for the Diocesan Supporting the Bereaved Course.
A commitment to attending every session is needed (Eight Tuesdays across January to March 2021).
If you wish to speak to someone about what the course entails and to register your interest in joining the programme please call Rev Deacon Simon South, Diocesan Marriage & Family Life Project Worker,
on 07415 306222 or email on simon.south@abdiocese.org.uk.

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Memorial Plaques
Unfortunately we have had to remove the memorial plaques from Our Lady of Ransom church for the time being. This is because they are being sprayed with disinfectant daily and we don’t want any harm to come to them. We assure you that they will be kept safely and put back in the same places as soon as things return to more normal.

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GDPR
The latest version of the GDPR form is available to download now – please click on the links below:
GDPR form – Word Document
GDPR form – PDF
If you have already completed a GDPR form and any of your details have changed, we would be grateful if you would kindly complete another form. If you know of any parishioner who is not internet connected please let Mary at the Parish Office know – email eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk – and she will send them a form. If any member of your family is in the same position, again, please download a form for them.

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Eastbourne Catholic Churches Magazine

We’re excited to announce the first publication of “Eastbourne Catholic Churches”, a new joint venture with Christ the King Parish, containing lots of information about the season of Pentecost and more besides. Look out for more editions later in the year – and do share with your friends!



Click the link to read Eastbourne Catholic Churches Pentecost Edition

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Live Streamed Masses
Some Churches transmit Mass live online:
St Mary of the Angels, Worthing 
Sacred Heart, Caterham - Mass (live and recorded), Adoration and the Rosary.
St Paul’s, Haywards Heath will be streaming via Facebook, their page can be accessed here
The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham offers a 12 noon online Pilgrim Mass each day, a selection of previously recorded services and a prayer request facility.
Church Service TV provides live streaming and recordings from churches around the country.

You can tour the Vatican Museums from your armchair by visiting: http://m.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani-mobile/en/collezioni/musei/tour-virtuali-elenco.html

Bishop Richard’s Podcast each Saturday: https://vimeo.com/arundelandbrighton/videos/

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Newspapers
Many UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers on one website – www.ChurchPaper.co.uk – so parishioners can stay in contact with their Church and their community. This includes the A&B News.

Mass Intentions
Mass intention requests can be posted through the parish office door with your donation.

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Useful Links
Mary – Parish Office 10.00am-3.00pm 07510-926806
Presbytery at Our Lady of Ransom (inc. Sick Calls) 01323-723222
Christ the King Parish 01323-760048
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton Website dabnet.org
National Conference of Bishops Website www.cbcew.org.uk
National Health Service www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Government Advice  gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
Parish Facebook page:

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The Arundel and Brighton Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity No. 252878